Due to the growth of the northern section of Leon County, plans were drawn for an elementary school on Timberlane Road. Twenty acres of land were purchased from Dr. C. K Wall on June 28, 1965, at a cost of $40,000.00. Timberlane Road connects the Thomasville Road with the Meridian Road. The site is a flat plot of land with no trees but good drainage.
The architects (Huddleston, Satterfield, Evans, and Lillie) began to draw up plans soon after the purchase of the land These plans were approved by the School Board and construction began January 18, 1966. The completely air-conditioned school is a one-story, block-masonry building consisting of seventeen classrooms, one special classroom, a cafetorium, administrative suite, physical education room, teacher's lounge and three planning rooms. The total cost of the facility was $583,506.80.
Occupancy of the building was claimed on September 7, 1966, by Mr. J. M. Gilchrist, principal, eighteen classroom teachers, a music teacher, a librarian, a physical education teacher, and 552 students.
The Timberlane School Parent-Teacher Organization was formed in October, 1966, with Paul Skelton as president. Through the efforts of this organization, the school was able to purchase playground equipment, shrubbery, trees and reception room furniture.
The northern section of Leon County had grown so rapidly that it was necessary to make an addition of four more classrooms and two portables in 1967. These rooms were added at a cost of $7,208.00 and were occupied on November 20, 1967. The additions increased the faculty to twenty-four classroom teachers, an exceptional class teacher, a music teacher, a librarian, a physical education teacher, and an enrollment of no children.